Lot 77: JOUVE, JOSEPH-BAPTISTE. HISTOIRE DE LA CONQUETE LE LA CHINE. 1754
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
November 7, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: FIRST EDITION, 12mo (150 x 85mm.), 2 volumes, half-titles, with errata on verso of final leaf of each volume, contemporary mottled sheep, spine tooled in gilt, marbled edges, leaves with minor browning, bottom corner of E5 missing, worming to preliminary leaves of vol. 2, binding lightly worn with repairs to spine, upper covers bowed
Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
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Provenance: Collegio Bisuntino, presentation bookplate to Simon Vautherin
Literature: Cordier, Sinica 629-630; Lust 436